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Thomas Boyd "Chick" Ammend
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1929
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 2012
Washburn County
Wisconsin, USA

Tom Ammend, 82, of Spooner died on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Spooner.

Thomas Boyd Ammend was born on September 14, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Archie and Mildred (Henault) Ammend. After school, Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an MP from 1947 to 1949 and received an honorable discharge.

On January 20, 1951, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Roberts in Minneapolis.

Upon graduating from the Minneapolis School of Business, Tom worked as a salesman of commercial windows and doors which later led to the creation of his own company, "Ammend Glass, Inc." in St. Paul, Minn.

The couple lived and raised their four children in New Brighton, Minn. After Tom's retirement, they moved to their home on Long Lake near Stone Lake. Tom and Marge moved to Spooner in 2005, a few years after Tom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Tom enjoyed laughing with family and friends, and had a diverse range of hobbies including duck hunting, fishing, and boating. In later years he especially enjoyed golf and bowling, and he held a life-long love of music and dancing.

He will be remembered as a very kind person, a genuine listener, and was a man of honor and integrity. He enjoyed people and people enjoyed him.

Tom is survived by his wife, Marge, of Spooner; children, Steve (Cherie) Ammend of Webster, Bill (Jayne) Ammend of Iron River, Nancy (Kent) Krause of Webster, and Dave (Maria) Ammend of Frederic; grandchildren, Christy Ammend, Stephanie (Cory) Swingen, Andrea (Eddie) Erkmanis, Brett Ammend, Joshua (Sabrina) Ammend, Andy (Krista) Everson, Leslie (Jimmy) Leaf, and Maddie Ammend; great-grandchildren, Oliver Swingen, Nora Swingen, and Isaiah Ammend; and sister, Barbara (Gerald) Johnson, of St. Paul, Minn.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at Spooner United Methodist Church. Pastor Jack Starr will officiate.

Visitation will be at the church on Thursday for an hour prior to the service.

Interment will occur at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Spooner with military honors accorded.

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Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Washburn County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
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Thomas Boyd Chick Ammend
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Thomas Boyd Chick Ammend
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